Father Abraham. (Reading, Pa.) 1864-1873, July 24, 1868, Image 2

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Editors and Publishers,
Lancaster, Pa
Our Reading branch office is at No.
606 Court Street, opposite the Court
House, where subscriptions will be re
ceived for FATHER ABRAHAM.
Republican, Primary Election
The Republican voters of the several
election districts of Lancaster county,
are requested to meet at the places where
the last primary meetings were held on
Saturday, March 7th, 1868, (except in
the district hereinafter named,) on
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15th, 1868,
and hold their primary elections, subject
to the rules adopted by the Union Re
publican County Committee, to settle
candidates, as follows :
ONE person for Member of Congress,
ONE person for Associate Judge,
FOUR persons for Members of Assembly,
ONE person for District Attorney,
ONE person for County Commissioner,
Two persons for Prison Inspectors,
Two persons for Directors of the Poor,
ONE person for County Auditor,
To be supported by the Republican voters
at the ensuing election.
ALso to elect one person from each
district to serve on the County Committee.
In Manheim township, at the public
house of Isaac B. Miller, at Landis Val
The polls will open at 3 o'clock and
close at 7 o'clock, P. M.
By order of the County Committee.
MARTIN S. FRY, Chairman
Amos H. MYLIN, t Secretaries
Why does not the County Committee
publish the rules regulating the primary
elections ?
Up and at Them!
Republicans, Loyal men everywhere !
you who desire peace and prosperity, now
that the sword has settled all questions
at issue in the war ; the Democratic party,
so called, have placed themselves just
where we wanted them; now then, "UP
AND AT THEM." Drive them, as a party
organization, not only to the verge, but
over and beyond; and they'll give the
country no more trouble with their seces
sion rebel dogmas hereafter.
Seymour Wide Awake.
A very intimate and confidential friend I
of Horatio Seymour informed us a few
days ago that he accepted the nomination
with Blair for Vice only upon the condi
tion that in the event of his election, he
is to board at Washington with the Blair
family, and they (the Blairs) to eat of the
"vittles" first every time. Seymour un
derstands the Blain
A number of Republicans of this city
and county appear to be somewhat exer
cised about the remarks made by Mr.
Stevens in the House of Ptepresentatives
last Friday, during the consideration of
the National finances. Upon this subject
we fully agree with the following extract
from au article in the Lancaster Exam
iner of Wednesday:
..It is w e ll kn,twn that Mr. Stevet(s on finan
cial questions. as connected with the gOlOlll
- holds views antagonistic to those held
I,y tile great majority otitis enlist ituents. They
are his individual views however. and ..vhether
right or wrong. the Rcpublican party cannot
.justly be held uccounLthle hit them. Any at
tempt. therefore, to hold the party responsible
is neither right nor proper. Mr. Stevens is too
earnest and honest a man to withhold or even
modify his views upon any of the great national
questions (,r t 1 .! (lay. Further, he has rendered
too important a service to the country. espe
cially (luring the dark days of the rebellion, to
be assailed with impimity now. It is hut natu
ral and proper for rebels awl Copperheads to
malign and traduce him, but it ill becomes
pron.ssing Republicans to (to so. lie may be
wrong in his financial schemes—he may err in
his denunciation Of melt who have the confi
dence Of the Repul(lican party—hut notwith
standing. he is still a ;great leaner or the
ho,,ts th;At have varri..,l ti...oitutry Con v.::h
its .21Vtil - peril, (Old for this, it' other
reason. lit will he liehl in v,ratertil remeruhrance
by the loyal Atneriean potpie. -
Whether Mr. Stevens is right or wrong,
his remarks referred to are precisely the
same views which he expressed about a
year ago in a letter to JOHN GYGER,
Esq., President of the First National
Bank, of this city. They are substan
tially the same views which he has ex
pressed on various occasions on the pres
ent state of our national finances.
Fortunately, the Republican party, be
ing composed of intelligent, self-thinking
men, can well aflbrd to tolerate differen
ces of opinion upon questions of this
kind. That Copperheads would exult
over a conflict of views between Mr. Ste
vens and his constituents, is natural.
And the eyident wish on the part of pro
fessing Republicans in this community.
that Mr. Stevens would take a position
outside of the Republican part•, is father
to the thought.
$ .75
In a word, we can see no cause of un
easiness on account of Mr. Stevens' re
marks referred to. We have confided in
him, and admired his patriotism, his hu
manity, his wisdom, his unquestionable
honesty and manly independence for over
a quarter of a century, and no mere ques
tion of money—gold or greenbacks—can
make him less than THADDEUS 'l ,- I:EN'ENS,
the great Commoner and leading cham
Democrat lc Fri nciples.
Below we give a few choice extracts
from Democratic speeelies'and editorials
in support of Seymour and Blair:
- What the Confederacy ling.:lit for during
the war will be won by the election of Seymour
and Illair. - -Ex-Gou I Lun nipee qf _A
" I give my hearty support to Se_ymuiu• and
131 air, because the latter is pledged in favor tff
the cause of the South by military power,
whilst Gov. Seymour is too well known as an
uncompromising champion of our rights to re
quire endorsement from any quarter."—.Speech
of Ex-Governor Henry A. Wise, of Virginia.
"The spirit of Wilkes Booth still lives, thank
God! Therefore, take courage! Seymour,
Blair, and the revival of the great cause is the
motto of every true man !"—Pine Bluff (Ark.)
The Montgomery (Confederate) constitu
tion is better than ours" (United States).—
Horatio 'Seymour to Judge Ruggles, in IM6I.
" The Fourth of July has ceased to be of the
slightest interest to the Demoeracy—partie
ularly of the South."—Richmond Examiner.
While our soldiers were chasing the
defeated rebels from the field of Gettys
burg, on the 4th of July, 1863, Horatio
Seymour was making a speech in New
York, and threatening the loyal people
of the North with mobs and revolutions.
This is an extract from his address :
4, Do you not create revolution when you
say that your persons may be rightfully seized,
your property confiscated, yourhomes entered?
Are you not exposing yourselves, your own in
terests, to as great a peril as that with which
you threaten us ? Remember this : that the
bloody, and treasonable, and revolutionary
doctrine of public necessity can be proclaimed
by a mob as well as by a government." [Ap
" Well, the mob heard him, and a few
days afterwards his " friends" were
burning orphan asylums, murdering in
offensive persons, and filling New York
with the horrors of riot, arson, and assas
A Perfect Profile
The published intention of Brick Pom
eroy to issue a daily paper in New
York brings out the Tribune in a note of
welcome. It says :
" Mr. Pomeroy—coming among us as the
representative of the village grocery and tavern
corner of the Democracy of the West, of the true,
pure Democracy who drink their whiskey
straight, do not believe in free schools, think
Wilkes Booth a gentleman and a martyr, and
have conscientious scruples against clean shirts
—will be heartily welcomed."
That is a very perfect profile of the
men who support the La Crosse Democrat
in Lancaster and Reading.
After all, 01(1 Berks is a decidedly in
teresting locality during a political cam
paign. In regard to free schools, the old
hard-shell loco-foco bald-head and cop
per-lined Democracy appears disposed to
"accept the situation," provided school
" don't keep" over four months in a year,
and the wages of der shoolineashder is kept
below eighteen dollars and three quarters
per month. The death of General Jack
son is now gverally considered a tixed
fact among the Berks county Democrats,
except in Alhawney, Moxidawney and
lleadlebarrick. The old United States
Bank question is settled in favor of green
backs, and all Democrats who have con
sidered the subject agree that we must
have either a tariff for revenue with inci
dental protection, or a tariff for protec
tion with incidental revenue.
Among the new questions now pending,
and considered as of vital importance to
the Berks county Democracy are :
Ist. Will Saltpeter explode'
2d. Is the Whiskey tax constitutional?
3d. Does Lager intoxicate ?
These questions have for a long time
worried the brain of the editor of the
Reading Eagle, and in order to have
them satisfactorily answered, they have
just been referred—the first one to the
Ku Klux Klan ; the second to the Fenians;
and the third to the Reading tiaengerfest.
But, the question upon which the future
existence of the Democracy depends is,
whether the G. A. R. is or is not a poll-
Heal organization? The discussion of
this question appears to be confined to
the Eagle aforesaid, on the one side, and
a political " what is it," labeled Repub
lican (recently hired by the head centre
of the Reading whiskey ring, for thirty
five dollars to keep shady) on the other
side. The editor of the Eagle quotes
Brick Pomeroy to prove that the G. A.
R. is a political organization, and as
" what is it " doesn't know what to say,
it may be hiir to presume that the five
hundred thousand members of the G. A.
R. do incline, very, stron[dy, towards Grant
and Colfax. Indeed, we venture to guess,
very emphatically, that they will all vote
for Grant and Colfax, Hartranft and
Campbell, and for'` rich and skit'' only.
The G. A. R. is a loyal and a patriotic
institution. Copperheads have no busi
ness within the lines of the GRAND Aum 1 -
!OF THE REPUBLIC, unless they come
washed and combed clean, and for the
express purpose of getting themselves
decently reconstructed.
Is the G. A. IL a political organiza
tion ?“ _No«• that's a pretty que , tion to
ask, isn't it
l' he ClJppe rh fl 1)e1 oerflC
No political organization ever existed
in this or any other country which has
been guilty of as many infamoits crimes
and misdemeanors as the so-called Dem
ocratic party. Within the last ten years
this party has openly and boldly com
mitted itself in favor of slavery, and for
the purpose of nationalizing this system
of inhumanity and barbarism, it has in
augurated the late rebellion for the over
throw of the Republic. Its treason cost
the nation five hundred thousand lives,
and five thousand millions in money. It
was the wickedness of this same party
which entailed a debt upon the people
amounting to twenty-five hundred mil
lions. It has filled the land with mourn
ing widows and orphans. It has covered
the Southern States with battle-fields and
grave-yards. It instigated the organiza
tion of secret oath-bound associations in
support of the traitors who endeavored
to destroy the Republic. It rejoiced
over our defeats and mourned over our
victories. It opposed reinforcement of
our armies, and encouraged thousands of
deserters and bounty jumpers. It de
nounced our brave soldiers who defended
our flag as cut-throats, thieves and hire
lings. It murdered the great and good
Lincoln, because he was true to the prin
ciples of the declaration of independence.
It has deliberately starved to death ten
thousand Union soldiers at Anderson
vine. It made the hellish attempt to
import yellow fever and small-pox into
our large cities, from the pest houses of
other countries. It instigated mobs and
caused the burning of Asylums for poor
orphans in the city of New York, and
its candidate and standard bearer pub
licly addressed the perpetrators of these
brutish acts in the most endearing and
affectionate manner as his friends!
This party, guilty of these and many
other hellish crimes, now appeals to the
good and intelligent people of the coun
try for votes ! Its aim is to revive and
re-establish human slavery ; to bestow
honor and give power to the traitors,
butchers, assassins, importers of disease
and burners of churches, school-houses
and orphan asylums, and to insult the
living and dishonor the dead heroes who
successfully defended the Republic and
its glorious old flag!
Reader, can you vote for such a party?
The "Strooge Reports."
Our correspondent Sadsbury," gives
some facts and figures, which will interest
the people of Lancaster county. That a
man who was not elected, but absolutely
rejected, as an officer of the House of
Representatives, and who never perform
ed an hour's service, should draw pay
from the State Treasury, is simply outra
geous. The question is, through whose
instrumentality was this outrage con
summated, and who shared the spoils?
The question of "mileage," too, is one
of interest, and is not confined to mem_
hers of the Legislature. Some other
officers of the county are implicated in
transactions of this kind, and a little ven
tilation will not be disadvantageous to
the people.
—Since the above was in type, Mr.
Ilyus called upon us for the purpose of
explaining the matter, and putting the
responsibility where he thinks it right
fully belongs. He stated that he was
promised a position in the House by Mr.
Armstrong, and after the election of the
Speaker, by the latter also. Upon the
failure of the passage of the resolution
which Mr. Armstrong had offered, to ap
point him an additional clerk, he returned
home. A day or two before final ad
journment, he received a dispatch from
Mr. Armstrong, requesting him to come
to Harrisburg forthwith and draw his
pay, and he went and received it. This
is Mr. Ilyus' statement. The fact still
remains that lie drew salary as an officer
after having been rejected by a vote of
the House.
,S'eymou r's Popularity.
In answer to Seymour's alleged popu
larity, we need only present a few facts
and figures to show that every time he
has been before the people of New York
for office, he ran behind his ticket. In
1850. lie received 3,657 vote less for Gov
ernor than were cast for Church, who
ran on the same ticket for Lieutenant
Governor. In 1862, he received 2,026
votes less than Church, who was again
on the same ticket. lie also received
667 votes less than Skinner for Canal
Commissioner, on the same ticket.—
lle is unquestionably the most unpopular
man that could have been nominated,
Blair only excepted.
A GENTLEMAN of ability and experi
ence, being out of business, would accept
a situation as editor of a live Republican
paper during the present campaign. For
particulars. address FATHER ABRAHAM.
[(:(q111111111it•ato , 1.]
MR. EDITOR : In retard to certain
"strange reports'' in circulation concern
ing salaries drawn by sonic individuals
from this county at ilarrisburg, last win
ter, who were never appointed as officers,
and who never served. I here give you
a few facts Which you called for in your
last issue. The figures are official—ex
tracts from the records of the State Trea
surer and Auditor General :
( C opy . )
Cmmoonmeolth Pennsylrania
'.1 . 0 A. C. li.vus, Dr.,
To Salary as Paster and Folder,
Session of 1868 ....$lOO.OO
To Mileage, (80 miles circular) 12.00
By reference to the Legislative record
session of 1868, page 171, it will be seen
that Mr. Armstrong endeavored to pass
a resolution appointing Mr. Ilyus an ex
tra clerk, according to a certain "arrange
ment," which was opposed by Air.
Reinoehl, and voted down by 25 to 35.
As Mr. I was not appointed an officer, the
question is, by what "arrangement " did
he get his pay? And who was the en
gineer in this transaction ?
But, here is another fact. The lawful
pay of each senator and Representative
is one thousand dollars salary, which was
drawn by each member from Lancaster
county, with the following mileage :
E. Billingfelt, Sen., (60 miles) $lB.OO
J. W. Fisher, " (37 " ) 11.10
A. Armstrong, Rep.,(306 " ) 91.80
D. G. Steacy, " (60 " ) 18.00
A. C. Reinoehl, " (37 " ) 11.10
A. Godshalk, 6 ' (66 " ) 19.80
As Mr. Armstrong resides near Mount
Joy—about twenty-five miles from Har
risburg—it is supposed he took the route
by way of Allentown, Easton, Great
Bend, Elmira, Williamsport and ialifax.
atipr sl2ralprn's
THE nigger is no more to be damned
by the Democracy—that is, when he is
on the Democratic side. Who can doubt
this after it is known that the New York
Democratic Empire Club held a meeting
on Monday evening, and was addressed
by " Mr. Quickly, a colored gentleman
from Georgia, and an attendant from
that State on the Tammany Hall Na
tional Convention."
THE Northern " Democrat" cannot
conceal his horror of the "carpet-bagger"
who invades the South with such Yan
kee notions of school books and manu
factories, nor his love for the rebel
brother who returns to the North with
his pockets full of secession resolutions
ready to fire off at any Abolitionist who
dares to speak of the " onpleasantness."
MR. HENDRICKS said in the Senate
the other day that he had intended to
show the Democratic platform was so
plain, distinct, and direct that nobody
could misunderstand its meaning; "But,
sir," he continued, "it would likely take
more time than I am able to occupy."
No man did more than Horatio Sey
mour to encourage and inspire the rebel
army. No man did more than Seymour
to depress the Union ranks. Seymour
prolonged the rebellion by fanning hope
in the breasts of its leaders.
MicHAF.A. DL NN was before Alderman
Jones of Philadelphia, on Saturday,
charged with the larcency of a gold
watch from the jewelry store of A. B.
Warden, at Fifth and Chestnut Streets.
Dunn is a very active Democratic ward
WITH Seymour's friends burning negro
Orphan Asylums, and Blair's friends
dispersing the " State Governments" of
the South, we are promised lively times
in the event of the election of the Dem
ocratic candidates.
THE Bite Tavern was the first institu
in Boston to hoist the Seymour and
Blair flag. The State constables made a
raid upon the place subsequently, and
captured a lot of gambling instruments.
AN old soldier who had lost an arm
says : "I am waiting to see if the people
of this country are going to elect Hora
tio Seymour, and if they do I will swear
that I lost my arm in a threshing-ma
chine, not in defense of my country."
THE fact that the soldiers in 1864 gave
121,041 votes for Abraham Lincoln, and
only 35,050 for McClellan, may give
some idea of how the same soldiers will
be likely to vote this year.
SOME of the Democratic papers are
trying hard to explain why Mr. Seymour
addressed the New York rioters as " My
friends." But the reason is plain enough :
they were his friends.
AN exchange says: "Gen. Grant and
the Democracy have done a great deal
of business together within the past few
years. Gen. Grant has done the tan
ning, and the Democrats have furnished
the hides!
THERE is sonic danger that the Demo
crats will withdraw Blair from their
ticket. Seymour is a nauseating dose for
honest and patriotic men, but the other
man is more than American freemen can
IF ;rant and Colfax had held a friendly
consultation to pick out their adversaries,
they could not have been more successful
than the rebel Copperheads in the nomi
nation of Seymour and Blair.
EVERY man the rebels relied upon in
the North when they drew the sword of
treason against their country, and raised
their banner, red with blood, is a Demo
cratic leader to-day.
IT took the Democratic National Con
vention three days to nominate a candi
date, but only three minutes to pass a
resolution requesting President Johnson
to pardon Jeff Davis !
WE are expecting every day to hear
some enthusiastic Democrat give as a
reason for Colfax's unfitness for the Vice
Presidency, that he never was drunk in
his life.
MANY of the delegates and visitors at
the Democratic Convention in New
York, complained bitterly because the
price of whisky was put up to 15 cents a
drink during the Convention.
AT Malley, Pa., on Saturday, Thomas
Dehuff, captain of a canal boat, a Demo
crat and a notorious ruffian—attacked
the captain of another boat who shot
him dead, thus adding one to Grant's ma
jority in Pennsylvania.
THE fact that the soldiers in 1864 gave
121,042 votes for Abraham Lincoln and
only 35,051 for M'Clellan may give some
idea of how the same soldiers will be
likely to vote this year.
JOHN WOODWARD, (Democrat,) was
on Sunday last arrested at Front and
Noble Streets, Philadelphia, on a charge
of picking John Turner's pocket.
HENRY McPeak, (Democrat,) was ar
rested on Saturday last, at Fourth and
Vine Streets, Philadelphia, for beating
another mule on the head with a brick.
HORATIO SEYMOUR has always run be
hind his ticket. He has one consolation,
however, this time. He and Blair will
receive the same number of votes, for
they cannot be voted for separately.
THE Louisville Journal says that when
two or three Democrats are gathered to
bether, there will the spirit of Democracy
e also. That's true, no matter what
the tax is.
THE Cleveland Herald says of Seymour's
backer, Vallandigham, "He was a con
victed traitor s banished for seeking to
kindle a fire in the rear of the Union
THE Republican choice for the Presi
dency and Vice Presidency—Grant and
Colfax. The Republican choice for the
Democratic National nominations—Sey
mour and Blair.
IT is significant that Seymour and
Blair have the support of but a single
member of the Cabinet. The others are
either for Grant or take no part.
SEirmotat said, "I should be dishonor
ed if I accepted your nomination." And
this before he knew Frank Blair was to
go on the ticket with him!